Google metrics: YouTube and display ads get MRC approval

04/10/2018

Google has announced new Media Rating Council (MRC) accreditations across Google advertising products, including Google Ads, Google Marketing Platform (specifically Display & Video 360 and Campaign Manager), and Google Ad Manager.

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YouTube video ad impressions and viewability metrics for desktop, mobile web, and mobile in-app are now fully MRC accredited in Google Ads, Display & Video 360, and Campaign Manager.

In addition to this, Google has begun the process of applying MRC accreditation to newer metrics, such as Brand Safety and Unique Reach when reporting on YouTube in Google Ads.

These new accreditations are designed to further align with industry standards and give advertisers access to accurate and timely metrics.

Below, is a list of MRC accreditations we currently maintain across search, display, and video ads on the web and in apps. Accredited metrics include various aspects of our clicks, served impressions, viewable impressions, and invalid traffic detection and filtration.

George Ivie, CEO and Executive Director, Media Rating Council, said: “Google has consistently demonstrated a commitment to helping advertisers and publishers achieve transparency and quality in measurement through its work with the MRC. In addition to submitting products for initial consideration for MRC accreditation, Google also has expanded on the scope of what’s being submitted for existing accredited products. This progress is emblematic of what we at MRC consider to be our core industry mission: to help lift the bar for quality in measurement consistently upward.”

Bob Liodice, CEO, ANA, said: “Google’s efforts to create transparency and choice through MRC accreditation demonstrates their commitment to delivering a better, more responsible advertising ecosystem. The ultimate goal is to ensure transparency at every step in the complex advertising supply chain, and Google’s efforts are helping us achieve that objective."

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